Periodontics

Our talented hygiene team performs scaling and root planing procedures when indicated to reduce the effects of gum disease.

It is estimated that nearly 50% of Americans suffer from periodontal disease, which is also the leading cause of tooth loss! Many patients do not experience any discomfort until the disease is in its severe stages, but routine care can detect and treat the condition much sooner. That’s why it is so important to see your dentist regularly. We help patients who are struggling with swollen gums and provide solutions for effective healing.

If you are concerned about the health of your gums or are having pain or discomfort, schedule an appointment with our periodontal team today.

Do I Have Gum Disease?

If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, you may be suffering from gingivitis. It can happen from time to time, but if it happens on a regular basis, you should consider treatment. The earlier we resolve gingivitis, the more likely we can prevent periodontitis.

What are the Consequences of Periodontitis?

Advanced gum disease is called periodontitis, and it can cause:

  • Receding gums.
  • Pockets in the gum tissue.
  • Exposed tooth structure and root system.
  • Susceptibility to infection.
  • Cavities.
  • Bone loss.
  • Tooth loss.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Bacteria that remain on the teeth hardens, and begins to release toxins. This inflames gum tissue and complicates dental problems. The best way to prevent gum disease is with consistent oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings and exams.

Is Gum Disease Treatable?

Our talented doctors and hygienists at Avenue Dental Arts know how to quickly get gum disease under control. We will take a look at your teeth and gums and ask you questions about your condition before making an appropriate recommendation.

We urge you keep an eye out for the signs of periodontal disease and schedule a visit right away if you notice them.

For most patients, a deep cleaning paired with consistent maintenance visits and proper home-care is sufficient to correct gum disease. Our team will remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums with special ultrasonic tools.

Protect your smile with periodontal care! To schedule your appointment at Avenue Dental Arts, contact our office today.